What Will I Learn?

  • Learn what motivates our brains
  • Understand how people embrace stretching beyond their current skills
  • Learn to leverage intense concentration with deliberate mind-wandering


Motivating teams to embrace change, achieve more and stretch beyond their current capacity is the focus of peak performance specialists. In a world where information is readily shared and top technology and processes are common knowledge, helping our teams do more by understanding how to better utilize their brainpower can be a game-changer for an organization's success. Come spend the morning learning some of the latest brain research that can enable your team to accomplish more, be more innovative and be happier while doing so.

Walk Away With:

  • The ability to leverage the latest neuroscience research to understand our brain rhythms, mindsets to help us stay on target
  • The skillset to explore possibility thinking
  • Real-world examples of how to motivate and maximize your teams ability to successful accomplish goals
  • A certificate of completion from the College of Southern Idaho

Instructor Bio

Carol Barkes is a neuroscience-based conflict resolution and communication thought leader, professor at Boise State University and best-selling author. Her passion is working with people to develop better understanding and empathy for others so we can live more harmoniously despite our differences. She directs the mediation program for Idaho’s 4th District Court, teaches the first neuroscience courses offered at Boise State University and runs a busy private practice, both mediating and consulting.

Carol co-authored her best-selling book, Success Breakthroughs, with Jack Canfield, who is best known for writing Chicken Soup for the Soul. She was honored to speak at the United Nations in 2018 and currently works on a Rotary-driven, statewide conflict resolution program for Idaho schools to help reduce suicide, bullying and gun crimes by helping students rethink conflict before it begins.